301 D'Olive Street
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
For Planning & Zoning questions, contact:
Clair Dorough, City Planner
For building code information or
questions concerning new construction
Patrick Robinson, Building Official
*Fee schedule was adopted on January 21, 2020 by Resolution 0120-06
The City of Bay Minette Planning Commission is a group of volunteer citizens appointed by the Mayor and City Council. They review and make decisions regarding proposed subdivision developments within the City of Bay Minette as well as those located in the Extra-territorial Planning Jurisdiction (ETJ Map). They also review Rezoning and Annexation requests and make recommendations to the City Council and the Board of Adjustment.
The Planning Commission meets on the second Thursday of every month at 8:00 a.m. at City Hall. These meetings are open to the public. For more information on placing an item on the agenda, please contact Clair Dorough at (251) 580-1650.
The current City of Bay Minette Zoning Ordinance was amended on October 5, 2020 by Ordinance # 993 Various Zoning Ordinance Amendments and Ordinance # 994 Mobile Vending Unit Pilot Program.
The current City of Bay Minette Subdivision Regulations were amended on January 9, 2020.
The Zoning Board of Adjustment is responsible for reviewing Variances, Special Exception Permits and Zoning Administrative Appeals.
Building Code Information
All new construction and renovation requires a Building Permit. The application can be downloaded below, or completed in office.
The following Building Codes were adopted by Ordinance 962 on April 2, 2012:
I-10 to I-65 - 120 mph
North of I-65 - 110 mph
*Delete section R402.4.1.2 through R402.5 from 2012 International Energy Conservation Code. (Testing)
*Delete Section R 313 (Automatic Fire Sprinkler Systems)
All permit fees shall remain the same with the exception of residential re-roof which shall increase to $50.00.
The State of Alabama adopted the 2009 IECC which requires Duct Leakage Testing. Any HVAC permit acquired after January 1, 2014 will require Duct Leakage Testing.